Cal and Sharon have lived in Mission for 29 years and have two adult children and three grandchildren.  Cal started his working career as a grocery clerk and after 2 years he started an apprenticeship as an electrician. He received his Red Seal Electrician’s License and worked in the trade for a total of 13 years. Cal then decided to pursue a long held interest in real estate and subsequently earned his Real Estate license, which he eventually upgraded to an Agent’s License. He spent 37 years in the Real Estate profession and became well known for his expertise in ownership, management, training and sales. Cal retired on June 30, 2016 from Real Estate.

During his life, Cal has always been a strong believer in contributing to the community and likes to be involved at all levels. Since moving to Mission in 1989, Cal has volunteered with numerous groups:

  • President - Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce 1991-1992, 1993,2005,2011.

  • 1st Vice President Mission Regional  Chamber of Commerce-2004,2015.

  • 2nd Vice President Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce 2003, 2014.

  • Past President Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce-1994,2006,2012.

  • Director- Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce – 1996,1997,2009,2010,2012 thru 2014.

  • President – Kinsmen Club of Mission City 1991/1992 year.

  • Chairman – Mission Centennial  Committee 1992.

  • Chairman – Economic Advisory Committee for District of Mission 1992, 1993.

  • Delegate- Citizens Advisory Committee to Commuter Rail 1995.

  • Manpower Chairman- Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce Candlelight Parade-1996,1997,1998,1999.

  • Host of Rogers Cable “People & Policies” (Local Current Affairs Program)-1999.

  • Founding and Active Member – Mission Mid-Day Rotary Club-2000 thru 2018.

  • Chairman of Mission Showcase-2003,2006,2007.

  • President of Mission Mid-Day Rotary Club-2007/2008 year.

  • Sargeant-at-Arms Mission Mid-Day Rotary Club 2009-2010,2011,2012,2013,2014, 2015,2016,2017,2018.

  • Founding Member of Mission International Cultural Association & Director for 2011,2012 & 2103.

  • Director of Fraser valley Real Estate Board-Brokers Council-2011,2012,2013,2014.

  • Director of Ceremonies for BC Winter Games – Mission, 2013 & 2014.

  • Director of Mission Community Services Society-2107,2018.

  • Director of Mission Senior Centre Association-2017.

  • Vice President of Mission Senior Centre Association 2018.

  • Chairman of Mission Hospice Society-2017,2018.

Cal has received recognition over the past years for his involvement in the community from:

  • District of Mission – Exemplary Citizen Award 1992.

  • Kinsmen of the Year Fraser Valley Zone-1992 (19 years as an active member).

  • Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year-1995.

  • Honorary Life member – Kinsmen Club of Mission 1995/1996 year.

  • Business Leader of the Year Award – Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce 2010.

  • Queens Diamond Jubilee Award for Community Contribution 2012.

  • John Armaneau Professional of the Year Award from Fraser Valley Real Estate Board 2013.

  • Inducted into the Mission Sports Hall of Fame for the BC Winter Games by the District of Mission-2014.

  • Presidents Award from Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce-2016.

  • Volunteer of the Year Award from Community Futures North Fraser Investments for 2014 & 2016.